Another week, another chance to name one of The Erratic Man’s many robots.
There were some great suggestions last week, we liked Dangerous D best so that’s what we christened robot#1!
That brings us to today’s robot! What do you think this little fella should be called? Leave your suggestions over on Facebook.
Every Tuesday we’ll be bringing you a musical recommendation from The Erratic Man.
This week’s choice is ‘Bad Ritual’ by Timbre Timber.
The Erratic Man explains why:
“I was working with someone who turned me on to this band and played me ‘Bad Ritual’. I thought it was such an eerie sound and a beautiful lyric, which reminds me of all my bad rituals, so it’s become one of my favourite songs this year.”
August Bank Holiday Weekend means one thing in London - CARNIVAL!
To celebrate, The Erratic Man has made a carnival themed playlist on Spotify for you - bump'n'grind!
Click here to listen to it.
If like us, you feel there aren’t enough robots in your life, fear not – The Erratic Man is here to share the metallic love!
Every week, we’ll be posting new photos to Facebook on The Erratic Man’s behalf in a special robot gallery to showcase all the shiny surfaces and mechanical models he collects.
And we’ve got the first for you right now! Check out this fella, pretty neat right? Can you think of a suitable name for this little tinker? Leave a comment on Facebook to let us know!
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Erratic Man has arrived and will be dropping his new tune ‘Back In The Day’ on September 24th.
It’s a perfect summertime ditty, it even gets the non-human world pumped! Don’t believe us? Take a look at the video right here, bizarrely featuring an animal choir.
Pre-order your copy now from iTunes here.
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This is a perfect example of broken joy, sounds like there’s some casio magic going on. Also, there’s time and tempo change which floors me every time, plus its a beautiful song by a beautiful mind. Well done Gruff , got nothing but love for ya.
This track is so understated its refreshing as fuck! Plus her voice reminds me of Horace Andy, which is always a great thing. And the more I hear of
her the more I love her !
A producer friend of mine, Roy Kidgloves, showed me this tune on Friday last week and it blew my mind. I reckon it’s gonna be massive in the clubs, if it isn’t already. There are some people who just exude charisma and I think Azealia is one of them. Her rapping is sick plus when she sings she takes it one higher. Not only that but the production is really minimal but so effective. In short this is a perfect club record that will probably cross over with a little word of mouth… and the fact it’s a bit controversial!
Unfortunately the video has been taken offline! Nowhere to be found. But go on iTunes and listen to the free Turntable Kitchen podcast entitled Single Serving Azealia Banks 212.
This track reminds me of some great 80′s synth pop but somehow it still sounds so of the moment. Don’t know much about them but can’t wait to hear more stuff!
I’m so impressed with The Rapture’s comeback album and this tune is sublime. It seems Zdar has taken them to a new level, especially with the vocal style, which is just so much better than it used to be. So after losing a member, splitting up and then reforming, The Rapture are back!
Here’s a tune I wish I wrote. Its perfect lyrics and stunning baseline show how bands making dance music should be doing it! Plus they are incredible live. Their album is in the shops today and it’s all killer no filler!
Sad news that REM have split today. Here’s a reminder of how class they were and why they won’t be forgotten. This song is art, poetry and pop all at once and it’s sublime.
REM , RIP x
This reminds me of the sort of tune that Jonny Cash and his wife June would have done as a duet in there heyday. I like the “Jacksonne” bit – they’ve taken it to a new place and the vocals are like a real love affair between the singers. God I hope they are husband and wife cos I’m a believer!
I love Neon Indian! His keyboard sounds are amazing on this track and the song’s wicked too. My good friend Timmy Bran mixed it so for me it’s an all round smash and an exciting new sound.
Don’t know much about this band but I guessed they were from New York with this sound…and I was right. They’re from Brooklyn.
I love the vocals and I think it’s a bit like CSS but much better. Good to hear this kinda bass sound coming back – overall retro cool but still great! Check it here: Friends \’I\’m His Girl\’
My good friend and collaborator Bless Beats, AKA the King of Grime has released his mixtape, The Lost Sessions. And it’s free to download!
It’s wicked and shows what a talented producer he is. Guests include Wiley, Maxsta, Roxxxane and many more… Check it out in the link below and catch him on Twitter @blessbeats
I first heard Lana Del Rey when some of my producer friends were working with her last year. I was stunned by her back then, and now this song is simply sublime. Great video too – I think it was directed by Vincent Gallo of Buffalo 66 fame so just a class act all round really!
So I saw the film Brighton Rock while I was away in Spain and it’s amazing… it left me feeling haunted. It’s especially strange as Sam Riley, who plays the evil lead, used to be in a band called 10 Thousand Things. I played a couple of gigs with him and knew he was gonna be a star, but little did I know he would become such a class actor! From what I remember he was a wicked front man and a top fella – he and his band were one of the most rocknroll I’ve played with!
Check him playing Ian Curtis in Control as well.
Good to see him doing so well – he deserves it.
This tune is a good look into the future of bands for me. They play with great originality and class.
I love this tune – it’s got a proper old school new school vibe. The video is great too…and wait for the breakdown! It’s like an American ’80s TV show theme!
So once again I’m not gonna give too much away but suffice it to say we shot my video yesterday… And here’s a picture of me and a stuffed guinea pig.
Really excited today. We’re shooting the video for my first release tomorrow and I’m pleased to say that Black Dog’s James Copeman will be directing. Don’t wanna give away too much about what we’ve got in store, but here’s a taster of James’ work: Magnetic Man’s “Anthemic” ft. P.Money.
A friend of mine played me this yesterday…all I can say is check the chorus – it’s insane! (in only the best of ways)